Light, daylighting and fluctuation of illuminance level in office buildings

Elina, Mohd Husini and Raja Nur Syaheeza, Raja Mohd Yazit and Fadli, Arabi and Wan Norisma, Wan Ismail and Nor Haslina, Jaafar (2018) Light, daylighting and fluctuation of illuminance level in office buildings. In: 2nd International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ICACE 2018), 9th -10th May 2018, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia.

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Illuminance in spaces is important criteria in rating building performance. These also a strategy to develop some passive design criteria to meet the occupant visual comfort. The aim of this study is to investigate the fluctuation of the illuminance level and the impact of daylighting in an optimum performance zone. This study also investigates the effects of occupant density whether affect the illuminance level in two selected office buildings. Qualitative survey has been conducted on the occupant’s perception toward visual comfort and obtaining the comparison on the glare effect by using IESVE computer simulation while visual test has been conducted involving selected workers. The maximum occupant density and physical conditions; window to wall ratio of 25%, 40% and 70% of typical office space were identified by using IESVE simulation. Findings from experiment of visual performance and daylighting simulation showed more than 50% occupancy in typical office room with 70% of WWR affected the extend of the daylight zone and the acceptable of illuminance level is not achieved. There high contract between 50% of the occupancy in a room is also changed the illuminance level of more than 26%. The findings contribute towards the improvement of an acceptable visual comfort ranges and design recommendations for optimum performance zone in a single office space in Malaysia.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Built Environment
Depositing User: Raja Mohd Yazit
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2021 03:47
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2021 04:09

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